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Faces 

In an attempt to develop a cure for the Phage, a Vidiian doctor captures Torres and splits her into her 2 halves, one human. the other, Klingon.

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Winrich Kolbe

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Brian Markinson ... Lieutenant Peter Durst / Sulan
Rob LaBelle ... Talaxian Prisoner
Barton Tinapp Barton Tinapp ... Guard #1
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Lieutenants Paris, Torres, and Durst are imprisoned by the Vidiians. In an attempt to develop a cure for the phage, a Vidiian doctor splits the bi-racial Torres into two people (one Klingon and one Human) because he believes Klingons are immune to the Phage. The two Torreses escape the prison compound, but the Klingon Torres is fatally injured protecting the Human Torres while the Human Torres cracks the Vidiiam computer to escape. Before her death, the Klingon Torres tells her Human half that showing courage makes her death honorable. The Doctor tells the Human Torres, who has contracted the Phage, that she will not survive unless he re-integrates her Klingon DNA. Written by Meribor

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This takes place in 2371. See more »

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When the guards come to take Peter Durst into questioning, Tom Paris tries to stop them claiming to be the superior officer. Technically Peter Durst was the higher ranking officer as a Full Lieutenant, whereas Tom Paris is only a Lieutenant junior grade. It is likely that Tom's superiority comes from his billet rather than his military rank. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Human B'Elanna Torres: I do know that right now - the way I am... I'm more at peace with myself than I've ever been before. And that's a *good* feeling.
Commander Chakotay: But?
Human B'Elanna Torres: I'm incomplete. It doesn't feel like me. I guess I've had someone else living inside of me for too long to feel right without her.
Commander Chakotay: I'd have to say that you two made quite a team down there.
Human B'Elanna Torres: I know. I came to admire a lot of things about her. Her strength - her bravery... I guess, I just have to accept the fact that I'll spend the rest of my life fighting...
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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Lifesigns (1996) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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I like the Vidiian episodes.
5 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

For the most part, the early episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" are kind of dull. Too many non-corporeal entities, too many holodeck experiences and too few interesting enemies mar these shows. However, a bright spot are the Vidiian episodes, as these evil aliens are truly frightening. So, "Faces" is clearly one of the better shows of season one because it features these icky looking jerks.

When the show begins, an away team of three is kidnapped by the Vidiians. What they do with Torres is particularly interesting, as these sick creatures know a way to separate her Klingon and Human DNA and they now have two Lt. Torreses--one of each. Through the course of the show, Torres learns a lot about herself and learns to appreciate both halves of her--much like Kirk did in the old "Star Trek" show where he was separated in two by a transporter malfunction--creating a nasty and evil Kirk as well as a passive and wimpy one. The idea certainly isn't new but combined with the Vidiians, it makes for interesting viewing.

Two things to note: You get to see Roxann Dawson (Torres) without her make-up which is nice and you get to see another Talaxian--and he's even MORE annoying than Neelix!!


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8 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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